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    September 11, 2010
    3:00 - 4:00pm EDT  

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no matter what had been thrown at us, we would emerge stronger because of it. othing i've seen in the nine years since suggests to me that i was wrong. >> jon: that wrap on news watch this week. thanks for joining us. we'll see you next week.
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>> today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of teor.
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>> well, it was gorgeous day. the president arrived just as usual for an event reading event in a small classroom.it >> it is fox anden minutes after 8:00 in the east, two after five out west. >> it was just a regular day. i started at bryant park at a fashion shoot.ngtt >> something a little extra. >> great ite on the front --page it talks about -- >> president bush is in florida encouraging reading programs. >> california grand jury h decided against investigating
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gary condit. >> we are taking a time-out. a preview of the latest fall tv show you are watching fox fends, we are nuts about nuts! >> we were starting an art exercise. we have a couple of those a year. because of the exercise we had the fighters on alert with a little extra gas. more weapons onboard than they normally would. >> morning of the 11th, i received a call from an individual who i assumed was the exercise coordinators asking if we had gotten a notification of a hijack situation approaching from the northeast.
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>> a note was handed to me as we were coming out of our video teleconference. boston center has a suspected hijack airplane. i've put the fir-15'st air national guard base on battle stations. i said scramble them we'll hold them out over theet water until we get the permission if necessary. hijacked plane, don't know where.
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do not know where it is. t a plane crashed into the upper floor of the world trade center. >> we have a tragic alert. an incredible plane crash intott the lower tip of manhattan. >> it is believed 737 has crashed intop this speculation at this point, three floors taken out crashed into the side of the building. joining us one of the producers withfox report. owen what? do you know? >> i'm on the roof of my building five blocks south of world trade center. there's a massive gaping hole on the second tower it is about 15 stories from the roof.
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it is unbelievable to look at. there's a massive hole. [ phone ringing ] >> where is the fire? >> i'm on the 106th floor of the world trade center. >>he plane went in on one side and came out the other this is horrible. right now let's hand it over to john scott. you can see the smoke tower is growing. there is quite a bit of flame insde the building. i was just walking into the studio that day i wear this wireless ifb we call it. i heard this very urgent voice say john scott, studio b, now!
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it was a minute or two later we the pictures up from the fox 5 helicopter. what could you say? the two towers are home at lost during the day to uprds of 50,000 workers. >> it looked like the plane was aiming towards the building. >> i was on the 67th floor when the first plane hit. it took me a second or two to catch my breath. >> i'm walking going towards the parking lots. all of a sudden, the whole floor the whole building just rocked. it just rocked and threw you and just threw you, you didn't know what happened. >> at 8:46 boom, there's this loud explosion, noise mewhere, didn't know where. all i saw, right up against the glass was fire, flame,
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just a building fireball. >> i'm looking at something that is steel and all of a sudden it is ripped like it is paper because of whatever just passed through there. then this big heat comes blowing through the corridor that i'm in. then there's silence. >> for no apparent reason i started looking over the hudson. and i see fireballs falling down from the sky. i don't know what is going on. >> these are coming toou live now, debris raining down from 110 floors. as you can see in is a clear blue sky day in manhattan. if this was an accident it would be a needle in a haystack kind of accident.
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>> i was in new york in my office like everyone else and most other people i thought my god how could this happen? never suspected the magnitude of what was facing us. >> i was in my office with my speechwriter and secretary called to say that a plane had hit the trade center. turned on the television and sat there wondering how can an airplane hit the world trade center it is a ear sky, no weather problems, how do you account forg9ae├▒vz >> normal tuesday mo rning i was standing at my desk getting ready for my staff mer peng with my senior people. my executive assistant walked in and said a plane hit the world trade center. immediately my mind went to a twin engine of some kind. i said that's a terrible accident. >> i got a page telling met
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world tradeenter was being hit by a plane. karl rove got to the president and told the president a plane has hit the world trade center. the president went into a holdinroom. >> i called the president and said mr. president a plane has hit world tade center. he said that's a strange accident.d i said that i would call him back when we had more information. >> first moments, i called mayor giuliani right away and got him. right after i got off the phone withe him, i called the president he was in florida i was able to get im out of the conference and urge him to shutdown the air space over new york. >> the walk down was very calm. people in the staircase were well behaved, theywere calm. occasionally somebody would become anxio. but somebody else would put their arm around them and say it is okay, we are doing fine. we got around the mid 20s, we began to see firemen walking
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up the sairs. for the people walking down the sight of the firemen was a very calming experience. when i into the lobby, to see the damage there the full impact is beginning to dawn. >> now you hear silence. it is a dead calm of dust and smoke and all of a sudden, you hear people slowly, somebody starts screaming. someone starts yelling. someone stars saying, you hearing help. y are hearing plays. one at a time. -- you are hearing pleas one at a time. everybody coming out what happened, what happened? >> one of the volunteer fire marshals, grabbed my flashlight put a whis ae around my neck and ran out of my private office into the larger office and said come on everybody let's go there's be an explosion upstairs we have to move. >> elevator came, we went downstairs. we are on the ground floor
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about to get through the turnstile. the security guard asked us where are you going? i said i saw fireballs coming, we are getting out of here. no go back to your office. your bidding is secured. it is safe. >> there was an announcement, asstrobe lights flashed normally. siren, whooped a little. there was this clear announcement, about building two is secure. that took a little pressure wf. i went for a walk to the east floor. which is where our trading floor is and walked up to the north wall. there were a lot of our people against the glass looking up to their left. you could see the north tower. very sadly at that moment what they were looking at was people jumping. >> it wasll smoke and fire. you couldn't see the exit. you couldn't see the exit getting into tower one. couldn't get back into tower one. i'm sayi let's go looks le a clear shotma home.
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whoever can make it, let's go. >> i had two messages left on my answering machine. one just saying,t stace it is me, pick up, because we screened our calls all the time that was 8:49. another message at 8:54. it was him again letting me know i was going to be hearing on the news that the other tower had been hit.
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>> he was eye level with tower one and watching people jump to their deaths. there's some pain and suffering. >> just stepped off the elevator on 78, two steps and the plane hit. had no idea what it was. aa lot of walls disintegrated. the elevator doors blew out and flames shot out. so, a few minutes after this happene, it was obvious that this was something a lot worse than what i originally thought it was. >> i worked my way over to what i guess was the main exit stairwell. probably in the middle of the building. somewhere in the middle of the
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tower. started going down, 78 floors. we heard another noise and the building shook again. not as much as the frst time. that had to be the second plane hitting the other tower. someere in the 30s, 40s, first firemen and poliedcemenin started coming up. i finally made it down to the ground floor. we came out right in front of the plaza the area between two towers where the fountain i that was horrible that was a war scene. there were fires, debris flowing from both towers. i sawead bodies out there. in front of the window, in front of me there was a body strapped to an airplane seat. >> ere was another one. we just saw another one. we just saw another one apparently go -- another plane just flew into the second tower. this raises -- this has toli be
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deliberate folks. we just saw on live television, as a second plane flew into the second tower of the world trade center. now, given what has been going on around the world, some of the key suspects come to mine, osama bin laden. >> my first instinct was, what is going on? how many planes are there? where are they coming from? who are they? and who do i call for air support? i'm the police commissioner and i have 41,000 uniformed members, 55,000 people work for me. and we are prepared for anything you could imagine. this was something you couldn't imagine. >> walked back down the hallway to my desk and the phone is ringing again. this time it is a young lady from chicago one of our rep offices. are you okay? i'm fine.
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for no apparent reason in mid sentence, just happed to raise my head watchinged statue of liberty. what i'm seeing is a big giant aircraft grey red letter on the wing and tail coming straight eye contact, eye level towards me the next thi i knewer, i dove under my desk, huddled in a fetal position, screaming crying and the plane crashed in the building. the plane from coming straight towards me bottom wing is wedged in my office door 20 feet from where i was under the desk. >> i -- elevator cables snapped. when you hear a 10,000 pound, 20,000, 40,000 pound elevator coming down a shaft and hearing people screaming you don't hear them screaming, you know they just died.er whatever was over there just died, just silence.
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>> at 9:03 or whatever time it was when t second plane hit, went boom, boom, there was a double explosion. i learned later it was the plane hitting the building and then closing. for the next 10 seconds, i was terrified. >> impact was so great anthe lsound that it made was so lou, that i got temporarily deaf. i couldn't hear anything. it looked like arec demolition crew came in and knocked everything over. >> building just continued to move. left, left, left toward the hudson river. a long, long way. it felt like yards. whether it was or not, i don't know the sensation was we are going too far we are going to fall over. i knew in an instant it was terrorism. the room fell apart on that second explosion.
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>> walls tore inle jagged angles. some door frames fell out of the walls. it was a mess. as if somebody ripped open a concrete sack and waved it in the air, yello d, white dust everywhere. >> i'm crying saying lord i don't want to die here. i have two little children. ease lord save me.ny send somebody, anybody to help me >> the building swayed forever one way then it came back to vertical many i snapped out of it and sobered up. turned on my flashlight. >> as we were in the classroompa i a second page telling me the second tower had been hit. right way, i knew it was terrorism. shortly after i that page andy card walked in and was in the president's righted -- afternoon whispered in the president's right here america is under attack.k i wrote on the back of a yellow legal pad.
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don't say anything yet. and i held it up for the president to see. >> wendell is at white house, make that sarasota, traveling with the president, wendell what is the reaction from the president?ep >> reporter: the president is promoting a reading initiative on second day of a two-day trip to florida. he just finished reading to children at the elementary school and was askd about the incident. of it and was aware that he would have something to say about it later.
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it is beyond belief both towers of the world trade center are burning. both have apparently been hit by aircraft. >> my first reaction was to get to the scene as fast as i could. as i w driving down, emergency vehicles were going obviously flying down to the scene. b i jumped behind a police car and drafted it all then way down and pretty g much got two blocks from the scene. >> very first thing was we got close to the tower and was shooting it but it was so tall that i had to keep backing up to get a better shot. >> when i got the first tight shots i realized what was happening at the top of the towers. >> i look up and people start shouting, "they're jumping!"
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look up just in time to see someone leap from what must have beenlo the 108th floor. >> it is ridiculous, people are jumping. >> they must have felt like they hado other choice that decision that they made remains for met mostor horrifying part of the whole tragedy. >> i realized there were jumpers and people lining up in the window wells. and i shot the first two that i saw. and then turned off my camera, because i was overcome with emotion.s >> you are conscious of what is happening. but it is sort of lookthrough tt of insewell lay for. it is black and white. -- insulator. it is black and white, it is not color. >> i think they knew early on
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they weren't going to be able to put the fire out they wanted to get rescuers up there as quickly as possible, as high as possible. not concerned about the fire at that point. >> i heard a banging d a voice screaming for help, help, help i'm buried, anybody there? i can't breathe, help! >> this is tan from the loans department please don't leave know die, somebody help me. >> a stranger's voice kept directing us come over here. >> even though he was responding, i couldn't hear. so i tried get up from under the desk and i realized i he was covered up to my shodeulr in debris. and i could peek through t rubble and i saw the bottom wing starts to burn. my greatest fear was this plane was going to ignite, the fuel tank is going to explode i was gonna die. so i crawled the entire len of the loans -- entire enter of the loans damage through the lounge into the computer room
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into the communications room and i couldn't go further there was a sheetrock wall blocking. he said jump over and i'm going to grab you. and i goup from thatprayer and i started punchi, kicking, hard as i can until a little hole appeared in the sheetrock. and he said i see your hand. i said just yank me through. and i jumped and i grabbed and i stuck myan head >> and reached in, nothing happened. i said you must do this. ndup he went again and i reached in and somehow grabbed on to something and i lifted him up and over this barrier andwe fell into a heap over the floor. >> this man just gave me a head lock with all his might he pulled and yanked me right through that wall. it was like a superman. he just yanked me through and i fell on top of him. and i give him a big hug and kiss and i said you are my guardian angel. my lord sent you to save me
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>> we started down the stairs. the inner walle of the fir stairs had blown in. we could look thugh the cracks and you could see flames licking out the other side of the wall as we went down through this area. >> we stopped at a floor because i couldn't breathe properly. i couldn't walk, i was cut, bloodied, bruised and the leg wound was opening. >> we went as low as the44th floor, i know like an empty hotel lobby until a security guard manning his boothooked at us wide eyed and quickly said have you a phone? i ll stay with this man if you get meth help. >> the man was lying , his back was broken, covered with blood. baby itell my wife and love them. send somebody for me the security guard stood like a hawk guarding that man. that man sacrificed his lifeguarding this n. while we were going down, no emscame up.
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>> stanley called his wife and missed her but left messages he was fine. i called 91, after some difficulty it took three, four minutes to get the message across there was somebody downh on the 44th floor. i know they were overwhelmed that day. stanley and i went all the way down to the plaza level without seeing a sole, nobody. on the plaza level we starred in awe where the fountain is normally flowing and people coming and going. we know nothing about hijacked planes. of the pentagon, none of this. we are ignorante of all these facts. >> we got to the ground floor. only cops and firefighters and ems workers were there. debris was falling down it looked like confetti in a parade. and they were telling us to run. just go, run, run. they stayed back. sacrificing themselves so that brian and i could live.
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>> president bush is about to speak. he's in florida at what wase supposed to be a stkwroeu event at an elementary school. >> ladies and gentlemen this meis a difficult moment for america. i unfortunately will be going back to washington after my remarks. secrery page and lt. governor will take the podium and discuss education. i want to thank the folks here at thele booker elementary hool for their hospitality. today we've had a national tragedy. two airplanes have t crashed into the world trade center in an patient terrisort attack on our country. i have spoken to the
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vice president, to the governor of new york, to the director of the fbi. and i've ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to help the victims and theirfamilies and to conct a full scale investigation. to hunt do and to find those folks who committed this act.ri terrorism against our nation will not stand. and now if you join me in a moment of silence. may god bless the victims, their families and america. thank you very much. >> we saw the second airplane fly into the south tower of cthe world trade center. we decided to scramble the f-16's out the langley air force base.
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>> actually flipping through the radio, talking about how washington, d.c. is on high alert satus bause they think that mighte the next target. >> i walked into the biing, a group of peop were sitting around the television ready for our meetings. >> after the rush hour would normally have ended i ended up getting stuck in rush hour-like traffic. >> we a t call that american airline 77 was a potential hijacked aircraft. >> as we sat down to have the meeting for this client, one of the people said, well barbara olsen won't be here because she is on a plane to california. >> the plane took off at 8:10 when it was scheduled. if i had been at my ofthce at the department of justice, one of the gals came in and sidebar bra is on the phone. i was at first relieved to hear barbara theau telephone because panic strikes
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immediately. the next words out of her mouth werted, my plane has been hijacked. >> we are watching all these aircraft in the system and trying to determine where they e.
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>> the pilot announced the plane had been hijacked. e said it had been hijaed shortly after takeoff. the plane had been in the air over an hour. she implied they hadli been ng for a while. she and the other passengers had been herded to the back of the plane. i asked her whether the hijackers knew she was calling. she said no, they don't know.te she indicated they used knives and box cutters to take over the plane. at some point we cut off. i immediately call the command center of the department of justice to let them know that my wife was on a plane that had been hijacked. >> i keep driving, i notice a plane coming in really fast and really low. i notice that it is american airlines jetliner and obviously a ssenger plane. a pretty big one. >> i told her in the first conversation that the two hijacked planes hit the world
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trinade center. her instinct is what shall i pilot?e what can i do? i asked her where she he was. she tried tell me and hat direction. >> flight 77 made a left turn heading back after it was hijacked. they came back over washington, fairly high. then he did a left descending turn which gave him good visual visibility of the pentagon. >> i heard it before i saw it. i looked up and directly in front of my field of vision, parallel to the ground, i saw a jet airplane with the silver painjob with the red, white and blue stripes under the windows, it was clearly an american airlines passenger jet come roaring by. >> we did not know where that aircraft was. moments later that aircraft hit the pentagon. of course our aircraft heads
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towards washington, d.c. are well south of there. at that time they were not yet over washington, d.c.. >it didn't veer from its course at all. i was like a missile into the side of the pentagon. >> then a huge fireball comes up in the air. there's all kinds of smoke coming out. i could feel the impact that the explosion, the ground shook. even though my windows in t car i could feel the heat. >> john, we are hearing right now of another explosion has taken place at the pentagon we have the heart of the financial district of america being attacked. now we understand that there is an explosion, there has been an explosion in the pentagon. >> i began to hear reports of the explosion at the pentagon. i knew in mt y heart that was that aircraft.
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>> it was instantaneous, just a very loud noise. lights went out. everything is black. very heavy smoke debris piled on top of me. i'm pinned in my chair at my desk. >> as i came into focus closer pile of debris loofaked like a face. sure it couldn't be alive person. i thought i saw it wink or blink. i yelled for help. from outside came lt. commander taranitno. >> it feels like a furnace. i saw captain thomas trying to pull some debris. i looked off to my side and i saw mr. hinson 10 feet away. inside this cave debris. already my uniform is starting to melt. starting to mlt. i'm really eager for himof to
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geout of there. he says he can budge. out o desperation i laid on my back underneath him and put my feet on the debris over his head and i leg pressed as hard as i could. >> me bushing pushing with my back and him pushing up with his legs he managed to get the we brie -- debris up far enough to the rheubble. >> i thi the total thing took 30 minutes. i didn't think i had very much time left when the rescue team came in. >> everybody was still up in there. we couldn't get everybody out. >> the general didn't make it there were five of news the section that survived. >> d.c. fire uni going to plan e.eir emergency plan which requires all off-duty personnel to report back to their duty
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stations immediately. >> they are trying to evacuate the white house. >> the white house is being evacuated. that comes to us from one of our producers in washington. is white house evacuated. p the pentagon as well. >> plane was ju hijacked and theyare heading towards the capital. >> jim angle are youith us? >> the streets around the white house blocked seconds ago. there are emergency vehicles on almost every block around the white house. as you know the white house is being evacuated. federal employees are standing on the street corners in and around the white house havg left the building for fear of another attack. >> get back! >> as they brought me out, i could see people running, people were crying, hurry up get these people out because there's another one right behind. they must have had input on the pennsylvania airplane. >> now we are up over
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washington, d.c. and watching united 93 now start very gradually to takehtp a flight path right towards washington, d.c. and we were very concerned about that. . >> as it started moving towards washington we had if-16's over washington, d.c., -- f-16's over d washington, d.c. i was energized to move towards that aircraft, wiser to keep the f-16's over washington, d.c. in case another aircraft was coming in that we didn't see yet. >> sir we have to leave now.
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no chancegoer bait. sort of propelled me out of office intohe underground. and we got down to alace, a tunnel that is protected. when i got into the tunnel, we saw the pentagon had beehit that was on television. i called the president again, he was headed for the airport in florida. and urged him not to return to washington. because washington was now under attack. >> flight 93 was the only aircraft we could see on our radar at that time. it was either slightly before or right around the time that the american airline 77 had hit the pentagon. we could see this acraft flying around up in the ohio and pennsylvania area. >> united airlines called and told me todd made a call to an operator he initially called to report a hijacking. he felt at that time this was a normal sort of situation where the hijackers were going
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to return them to the airport and there was going to be some mand made. >> i heard v mark's voice say i'm on a flight from newa to san francisco three guys have taken over the plane and say they have a bomb. i'm calling you from the air phone. and then there was a long pause. mom you believe me, don't you? i said yes. who are these guys? there was another long pause. then mark's oice came back and he said do you believe me, mom? i said yes. who are those guys? then we were disconnected. >> mom in is your mom the news is it is hijacked by terrorists they are planning to use the plane as a target to hit some site on the ground go ahead and do everything you can to overpower them because they are hell bent. try call me back, if you have -- if you n. >> he told me he was on a
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plane that had been hijacked. he gave me a few details of what was going on and told me to call the authorities and hung up. >> i said do you know is flyng the plane? no, we've all been heardedo the back. >> two in the front of the plane had been hurt. they pulled the customer continue first cla ssso he couldn't see what was going on. on the second call i toldh him that te world trade center hadbeen hit and other planes had been hijacked. he paused and told the people sitting around him. as alarm then he said, my god, it is a suicide mission. >> the plane started to dip as they changed their course back to washington. >> in therd thi phone call i told him about the pentagon. he told me at that point he was putting a plan together to take back the arplane. and i asked who was helping him? he said there' a group of us. >> we are back here getting hot water together to throw on them. do you have any other ideas? >> they were going to rush the
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hijacker with the bomb and attempt to get into the cockpit. he said it is what we have to do.on and it wasn't longfter that, that she heard him say, i have some me around him. said are you ready? >> we are all running to first class, i'vegot to go, bye. >> then he said let's roll! >> we know that the passengers made a rush on the cockpit and thwarted the hackers. we know that because the cockpit voice recording they knew there was a movement afoot in the back and their moments were numbered up front. someone heard on the cockpit voice recording, they are coming, they are coming! there was a tremendousro thrashing around of dishes and tcart back and forth. >> this plane was at lost 30 degrees, rapidly go to 45 degrees the other way b and
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rocking back anding for. i guess there was a fight going on and the airplane was rolling from right to left to right to left. >> we heard blood screams.e i don't believe it was the passengers screaming. >> they were rolling violently, back anding for. >> hijackers were panicked, talking with each other. do you want me to end it now? i believe that was their shgnal we are going to cra now because we are about to lose control of this airplane. >> i am absolutely convinced that fourth plane would have hit the capital but for those heroes in pennsylvania. >> authorities at the somerset county airport confirm a large
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plane crash 80 miles southeast of pittsburgh.e you've got to assume it is related to all of these goings on. >> i told brian, i said this is the lord's doing. and i'm going to trinity church. and he said look i'm coming with you. together we grabbed each a other's hand and started to run. surprising enough, not even one piece of confetti or broken glass touched us. the next thing i know we bumped into a priest. >> that where stanl broke down and looked at me and said th man saved my life. and i said to stanley, maybe you saved my life too. he said, you know i think that tower couldi go down. i said there's no way. i said that's a steel structure. and i didn't finish the sentence. >> we started to run. and we a strange sound, like steel bendi and creeking. and the building started to
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implode. it came down like a pancake effect. >> within a minute or two after he got the cara hooked up we set up to start reporting in the street, f that's when the first tower fell. >> we heardbl the rumbling but it wasn't as loud as i expected it to be. >> oh my god look dude, point that way! oh my god! >> as i was about -- as i was goonng u the stairwell on the church street side the building started shaking up and down a couple feet in either direction. firemen at the top said "hit the deck."
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>> we are on church street not sure what happened. there's been a huge explosion. everyone is running for their lives, literally police, media, i see a woman pushing a babyrr caia here comes the smoke. >> i can't see anything because of the dust, the lights were out. >> after the south tower fell that was the first time the panic set . because realizing the south tower was hit second and fell first, now you really have to worry about getting people out as quickly as possible. >> i pushed up and out and realized i was still alive. i didn't know if i was alive or not. >> it is gone the whole tower! hopefully crap! they knocked the whole friggin
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thing down! >> here comes the smoke. it is unclear what hpened. the tower collapsed or. what i think we better get out of this mess dude. i think we better get out of this. we jumped in the truck with the camera and left an inch or two crack in the door with the cable inside the truck.go >> oh my god! [ bleep ] are you all right? >> we were in the dark literally. it was fright . it was ain frightening moment to have to have no connection to the outside world and have no idea what was going to happen next. >> we shouldn't be here, should we? >> everybody else [ bleep ] ran, cops, everybody. >> i don't know what too.
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>> this is horrific one of the two towers literally collapsed. i was making my way to the foot of the world trade center suddenly while talking to an officer questioning me about my press, credentials, we heard a loud blast and explosion. weooked up. and the building literally began to collapse before us. there was debris falling at lost 3/4 the height of the building. people within the entire perimeter began literally, including myself, that's why i'm out of breath, began to run for our lives this is we believe debris from one of the planes that hit the world trade center. fbi roached thisrea off taking photographs -- fbi reopened this area off, taking photographs and securing the area prior to the huge
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explosion we heard. i ran as fast as i could. all of a sudden the building started going up in ske.t we couldn't get out because everything was locked up. i came out everything was filled with ash. >> were you at the bidding? >> yes, a lot of people trapped. >> a lot of people trapped. emt. guy needs help. can you tell us what you saw? what you heard? how you feel you all right?
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>> no, not at all. >> i feel bad approaching these people. they are covered. they are obviously in pain. >> let's go! >> in the place where that plane hit, the outer wall of the building that building is a series of rings so that when you hit the outer wall of the building you are only affecting that part of it.o those walls are down you can see the gutted areas. >> the whole placee blew everything came down, couldn't see, couldn't breathe, terrible, i never seen nothing like it. i went through vietnam and i never seen anything like this. >> can they go in based on the conditions of the bidding? >> somebody is gonna have to. that's what we get paid for. as soon as we heard the
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explosion we ran out of new york sate supreme court and jumped on our jury bus. >> here we go again. i don't know what is going on. the second building is collapsing, i believe. >> i don't know. this happened before. >> we can see theop of the building from here. oh yeah. there it goes, there it goes! we do need to put it down now! here we go! >> people are screaming the building is coming down. all of a sudden you feel the rumbling of the floors on the westside highway. you just think it -- something
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is going to fall on you. you just think you are going to die. >> the army, we need the army in manhattan! >> i was trying to see no one was left behind. >> an experienced firefighters had to have a lot of fear and concern going into that building. that's what makes it such a heroic act. >> i to the 6th floor, all of a -- i got to the 6th floor, all of a sudden this tremendous noise started, went black, rocking and rolling being we were getting tossed around. i knew the buildg was collapsing. i thought it was seconds before we were dead. >> all of a sudden i'm laying in blackness. silent. >> i was covered approximately
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with six inches of debris. first few seconds i thought i was dead. saw nothing, heard nothing. i was covered, started calling for -- calling for help. >> it is my understanding all bridges and nells are closed .--t -- and thems are closed. boats out that have been injured. >> you don't lt people hurt. that's the operational rule. if anybody cried out, calling
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out. the people were almost like a w still life. they were intact. it was ve different. especially because i had already found a bunch of people who were all burned up. there was this young woman there, she was in civilian clothes, very nicely dressed her clothes weren't burned. her name tag she was the easiest id i ever did i saw a chain around her neck and it was angela hoates. it was being hit by a hammer, real person, beautiful young woman. she obviously was gonna leave that evening or that morning or something and go out to her life. and she wasn't ever gonna do that. >> a lot of volunteers were doing a terrific job helping to bring them out of the buildings. >> the president flew her from florida he's all right. we flew for a couple of hours on air force one. we were not told where we with
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would land until the time came there. were jet fight areas compan'sying the president's aircraft. >> make noistake, the united states will hint down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts. >> by the time the president had got to the air force base nobody was going to tell the president that he couldn't come back. the first thing he said when he got on theteleconference was i'm coming back tonight. >> city of new york and the united states of america is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists that our democracy, that our rule of law, that our strength and willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail. >> antoday was supposed to be an election day. at lost a primary runoff day in manhattan for those who would succeed the mayor that has been cancelled. >> it was the hardest thing i've ever had to do, to try to
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maintain composure. i'm not trying to sound macho or anything. i fidgured if i break down and cry, which i was close to doing a couple times that day. it is not going to help anybody at home process the information that we are trying to bring. so i said a little silent prayer and justried to keep going. >> i hate to wonder how many of your people were there around the base of the twin towers when they collapsed? >> i'm very worried about them. and saw some of them rush in and go in and was with him. were in a building that was trapped for a while. >> thank god that i'm safe. i feel toerbl for the people that we -- i feel terrible for the people that we lost some of whom i talked toe 15 mut before we lost. the city going to survive.t we are going to get through. >> only thing could you see the earthgouge in and broken trees. nothing to distinguish that a plane had crashed there.
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>> just a few moments ago world trade center building number 7 collapsed. we had been warned that the building was in danger of collapsing. engineers were on scene they say the building was structurely weak. >> there was a lot of incent people that died. all they did was a simple thing. all they did was come to work that morning. they didn't come toat do battle. >> the people that went to vietnam knew whathey were doing, they trained for that you don't expect that just going to work in the pentagon in an office. >> he was already very focused on calm. it was remarkable. he was not shaken in that sense. the one moment that i could see the horror in his face, his eyes, was that famous
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picture of andy card telling him what had happened. he had remarkable composure through this whole period. in fact was rallying other people. >> terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings. but they cannot touch the foundation of america. these acts shattered steel. but they cannot dent the steel of american resolve. none of us will ever forget in day. yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. >> what it did was reaffirm to me that this is a country worth living in and these are people worth defending and that there are things in this world that you had to be willing to-die-for. >> i look back and see all these firefighters and these cops who sack -- who sacrificed their lives because of me. and i'm loong back and i'm saying the memorial service
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and the kids are in tears. and i tell myself, that could have been me. >> we share such a powerful experience. and depended on each other that day, perhaps for survival. we'll always be in touch. >> the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us! [ applause ] u.s.a.! ...
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